Archive for Family: Sapotaceae

Palaquium gutta

Palaquium gutta (Hook.) Baill.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Palaquium obovatum

Palaquium obovatum (Griff.) Engl.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Synsepalum dulcificum

Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Seng Kang Riverside Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Miracle Fruit.

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Chrysophyllum cainito

Chrysophyllum cainito L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Tree
Jurong East; Cultivated; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Bark
Jurong East; Cultivated; 2010.

Underside of leaves
Jurong East; Cultivated; 2010.

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Vietnam; Cultivated; 2011.

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Vietnam; Cultivated; 2011.

More Information:

Common Name: Star Apple.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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Planchonella obovata

Planchonella obovata (R. Br.) Pierre

Recent Synonyms: Pouteria obovata (R. Br.) Baehni

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Habit
Coney Island; Coastal; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree

Leaves
Geylang Road; Cultivated; 2010.

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Southern Island; Coastal; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Manilkara zapota

Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Habit
Harmony Park, Hougang; Cultivated; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Small tree.
Queenstown; ´╗┐Cultivated; 2010.

Leaves
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

Leaves: White sap when broken.

Flower
Seng Kang Riverside Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Fruit
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

Other information:

Common Name: Chiku

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(1) Urban Forest website

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Mimusops elengi

Mimusops elengi L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2010.

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Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2010.

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Punggol Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Tanjong Tree.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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